A Franklin County car crash forced authorities to close Interstate 44 for several hours on Sunday. The crash happened near St. Clair, Missouri at around 7:30 p.m. Witnesses claim that a driver of a car slammed into the rear of a semi-truck near the mile marker 235. The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and stated that one individual was killed in the accident and another suffered critical injuries. Little information was revealed regarding the cause and the investigating continues.
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